Gallinari isn't starting Sunday's Game 4 against the Heat on Sunday, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Gallinari started in the last eight games and averaged 15.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 30.9 minutes per game. However, he'll retreat to the bench since Clint Capela (knee) has been cleared to return to action.
Gallinari closed with 17 points (5-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT) and five rebounds in 29 minutes during Sunday's 115-91 loss to the Heat. Gallinari ended up as the leading scorer for Atlanta, but his contributions were not enough to mount any chance of a potential late turnaround. Gallinari has now scored at least 14 points in each of his three postseason appearances -- including the Play-In Tournament -- and should remain one of Atlanta's main offensive threats ahead of Game 2 on Tuesday.
Gallinari amassed 26 points (9-14 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one block across 32 minutes during Sunday's 130-114 victory over the Rockets. Gallinari has played exceptionally well amid John Collins' (finger) absence, although there have been some scoring hiccups along the way. If Collins is able to return for the play-in game, Gallinari would face a regression in production and retreat back to the bench.
Gallinari closed with 26 points (11-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt), 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 118-103 win over Washington. Gallinari drew the start in his return from a one-game absence due to left knee inflammation and played a team-high 39 minutes. The veteran forward was efficient from the field and fell one point shy of his season high. He also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds en route to his second double-double of the campaign. Gallinari has been sidelined for four of the Hawks' past eight games due to various issues, but based on his performance Wednesday, those absences can likely be attributed to rest, as he appears to be at his best heading into postseason play.
Gallinari (knee) is available and will start Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Gallinari missed Tuesday's loss to the Raptors due to inflammation in his left knee, but he'll return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's tilt with Washington. As a result, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will shift back to a bench role. Gallinari is averaging 11.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.0 minutes per game this season.
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